Cinnamon Walnut Sugar Cookies

And we are back in the kitchen….. I’m on spring break (one of the few perks of being a teacher) this week and our family just left after an awesome visit.  As we were chit chatting I felt like baking but, I did not feel like running out to get ingredients. After searching through the…

Mountains Trip

Well, the say there is a first time for everything right? I am a born and raised true California girl and I  take pride in it. I was fortunate to come from a family who believes in spending money on the amazing world God has created. My dear mother is a retired Navy Reservist and she raised me to believe…

My First Year of Marriage

Whew, we are coming up on a year of marriage on April 3rd.  To say I am beyond excited is an understatement. But, for me with any milestone comes reflection.  Our first year of marriage has been far from traditional.  We “jumped the broom” in April, my husband graduated with his Masters in May, we…

Jack Daniel’s Soap Dispenser

So today, I felt the need to get my Pinterest status on and complete a DIY craft project.  Something simple while my sweetie wasn’t home. I have to be honest, I am still and will FOREVER be a CALI Girl! So with that being said we have no clue how to do anything without directions. With directions…I’m…

Smashbox & Benefit Cosmetics Review

The struggle to find a good foundation is ongoing for me, and living on a teacher salary does not allow for a lot of “extra” spending money.  But, we all know every girl has a secret obsession with Ulta, Sephora, and Mac. After dinner one night, I told my husband I wanted to “pop” into…

Spinach Meatball Pizza

The joys of struggling to decide on dinner ever Friday night haunts me!  Clearly no one wants to cook a five star meal, and picking a restaurant is too demanding after a long week of work.  So for convenience we do homemade pizza night about once a month (twice if we’ve been hit by the…

Myrtle Beach Happy Hour Find

Happy Tuesday Readers !!! Another week has come and gone, I swear the older I get the faster the days go by. Why can’t time just stop moving soooooooooooo fast. If you haven’t guessed, I’ve chosen the career choice of being in law enforcement and I absolutely love it!!! There is a lot of bad press recently…

Vanilla Cinnamon Pancakes

And we are back in the kitchen….mixing up Sunday morning pancakes.  Growing up, on the weekends my Dad would cook pancakes for the family.  As we completed our chorus, he could mix up such a simple, buttery pancake that would put us all to sleep afterwards. Now that I’m older, I find myself reverting back…

Steals & Deals From Our Favorite Stores

From a fellow shopaholic, one of the worst feelings ever is missing a killer sale. Jade and I are so cheap we refuse to buy a full price item.  Why? Well, we all know that full price items will be marked down in two weeks (if not sooner) and sometimes as low as 75% off….

5 Ways To Organize Your Week

It’s that time again.  The spring is coming and our calendars tend to fill up.  Our nights become shorter, and our days become longer. I’m currently in graduate school and wrapping up my practicum, along with starting a new teaching job, in a new state with different standards, a newly wed, and launching a new…

Salmon Spinach Salad

Greetings my fellow chefs, Another day and another “healthy dinner meal” I must come up with! My bestie (Rikki) and I are future “chefs” in the making and are dying for new recipes to try. So leave us a comment below with your favorite recipe. My boyfriend and I are on a new health kick…

Timeless Date Night Ideas

Like most couples trying to find something different and affordable for date night can be challenging.  At some point it seems like you have done everything there is to do. We’ve compiled a short list of “timeless” date night ideas we enjoy. While developing our list, we picked the most affordable options that were both male and female friendly!…